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Authorities ID Man Shot and Killed in Mattapan

Police have released the name of the man who was killed in a shooting in Boston's Mattapan neighborhood Tuesday morning.

Garfield Thomas, 33, of Mattapan, was shot around 10:40 a.m. on Evelyn Street, according to police. Thomas was taken to Boston Medical Center, where he later died.

"This does not appear to be a random act at all," Boston Police Superintendent-in-Chief William Gross said Tuesday. "The parties are known to each other."

Bernadette Campbell, the landlord of the home where the shooting happened, said she was devastated by the fatal incident.

"These kids are going to grow up without a father," she said of the victim's children.

Campbell said the victim is a father of two who lived alone and had been renting from her for a year and a half. She said he never caused any problems as a tenant.

"He has kids and I'm pretty sure they visit him every now and again," she said.

No arrests have been made, but the investigation remains active.

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